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Heathrow Strike Action


The strike planned by Heathrow Airport workers on Monday 5th August 2019 has been called off and talks continue to stop a further walkout on Tuesday 6th. There have already been some cancellations and some flights transferred to other airports to minimise the impact of the industrial action at Heathrow.

The cancellations to date have been mainly on short-haul flights within the UK & Europe where there are multiple flights per day, making it easier to get the affected passengers to their destinations in a reasonable time when flights are consolidated. Long-haul flights are scheduled to continue unaffected.

OCS routes almost all exports via the courier centre, not the cargo warehouses. The courier centre containerises our exports and they route direct to the aircraft, avoiding the cargo facilities completely and thus any potential knock-on effects of the strike action.

We will be presenting our freight as early as possible while the disruption continues and we are working closely with the airlines to confirm uplift. We do not anticipate any significant disruption although we will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep customers updated as the situation develops.